Wandering with a 2nd cent. AD guide book

Let Pausanias be our guide!

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TRIP FOR
Private group 4-8 persons
DURATION
1 day (12 h)
MEETING – DEPARTURE POINT
Your Hotel
MEANS
Mini Van – Walking

Our Story Trip

The history of Attica owes much to the ancient traveler and geographer Pausanias of 2nd century AD, through his work ‘Description of Greece’. Especially in his first book that refers to Athens and the municipalities of Attica, he has recorded myths, historical events, renowned sanctuaries, buildings and works of art. So, with Pausanias we will meet a rich historical part of Attica!

,  - Let Pausanias be our guide!

Vravrona. Temple of Artemis in archaeological site.
Attica. Thoriko. The ancient theater.
Lavrio. The site of Lavrion old silver mines.
Sounio. View of the Temple of Poseidon.
Athens The Acropolis
Our program includes:
A few kilometers inland, surrounded by olive trees and vineyards is located the sanctuary of Artemis, one of the most important and respected sanctuaries of Attica, dedicated to Artemis Vravronia, the Olympian goddess, protector of the safe birth of humans, of hunters and animals.
Vravrona. Temple of Artemis in archaeological site.
Vravrona. Temple of Artemis in archaeological site.
One of the oldest settlements of Attica, ‘Thoriko’, includes the most ancient theater within the Hellenic territory, metal-work facilities, a 4th century BC tower and a sanctuary of goddess Demeter.
Attica. Thoriko. The ancient theater.
Attica. Thoriko. The ancient theater.
A small picturesque harbor-town, famous during antiquity for its industry and silver & bauxite mines, that financed the building of the Acropolis and many monuments of the Golden Age of Athens, and funded the Athenian fleet which defeated the Persians!
Lavrio. The site of Lavrion old silver mines.
Lavrio. The site of Lavrion old silver mines.
Above the sea on the highest point of cape Sounio stands the impressive Doric temple of Poseidon, Olympian god of the oceans, wild seas and earthquakes. ‘It looks like an open hand reaching out to welcome the arriving seamen’ as historian Ailios –of Greco Roman era- correctly put it!
Sounio. View of the Temple of Poseidon.
Sounio. View of the Temple of Poseidon.
Universal symbol of the Classical spirit and civilization, dominates the city center since 5th cent.BC, the Golden Age of Athens. Guided tour of the unique UNESCO Monument.
Athens The Acropolis
Athens The Acropolis
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